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Celebrating the 4th Year of Data Centre Innovation and Excellence

Supported by:
Dunwoody LLP

Join us at the Data Centre World Awards ceremony, which is taking place at 4pm on March 6th at Data Centre World! Be inspired by industry leaders, celebrate innovation, and network with your peers. 

Join us at the Awards Ceremony

 

DCW Awards 2022 PresentationGet ready to embrace the excitement and brilliance of the DCW Awards 2024!

On 6th March 2024, in partnership with Dunwoody LLP, the Data Centre World Awards will be back at ExCeL, London for another round of recognition and celebration.

These awards honour pioneers in the data centre sector, shining a spotlight on innovative excellence across different categories, in a space where diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral.

As the unmatched hub of data centre innovation, Data Centre World consistently showcases the industry's front-runners – from cutting-edge service systems to state-of-the-art products.

With a global attendance of over 22,500 key decision-makers, the DCW Awards stand out as catalysts of innovation, unveiling game-changing solutions that continually enhance data centres and their operations.

The DCW Awards pay tribute to these breakthroughs and accomplishments, celebrating the peak of industry success. Each year, we recognise innovators who redefine possibilities and reshape the sector's landscape. Aligned with critical industry goals, these awards represent the pinnacle of significance and acknowledgment.

Through our enduring partnership with Dunwoody LLP's unwavering support, Data Centre World has long been a proponent of industry best practices. Now, the spotlight returns to honour remarkable achievements, bolstered by Dunwoody LLP's endorsement and the guidance of a distinguished panel of industry experts.

Mark your calendars for another year of commendation and inspiration as the awards return on 6th March 2024, gracing ExCeL London once again. It's time to celebrate the remarkable journey of the data centre sector and open a new chapter of accomplishment and innovation.

 

The 2024 Shortlist

The ultimate winners for each category will be revealed at the Data Centre World Awards ceremony, scheduled for 4 pm on the 6th of March 2024, at the Awards Arena (DCW3) in ExCeL London.

SPECIAL CONTRIBUTION TO IMPROVING ENERGY EFFICIENCY:

EkkoSense with Virgin Media O2 

STACK Infrastructure 

MOST SUCCESSFULLY DELIVERED DATA CENTRE:

Marchini Curran Associates 

Scala Data Centers 

GREEN DATA CENTRE OF THE YEAR:

CSSi 

Vantage Data Centers 

BEST DATA CENTRE OPERATOR:

Pure DC

CBRE 

ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT OF THE YEAR:

WoodenDataCenter

Iceotope

SPECIAL CONTRIBUTION TO IMPROVING RESILIENCE THROUGH INNOVATION:

Panduit   

VID FIREKILL 

BEST TALENT DEVELOPER:

ALET UTCs & Partners

HireHigher and Portman Partners 

INNOVATION PRODUCT OF THE YEAR:

WoodenDataCenter 

Xtralis 

DATA CENTRE SECURITY AWARD:

National Information Resources Service 

Pure DC 

BEST REUSE OR RECYCLING OF PRODUCTS, ENERGY, OR DATA CENTRE INFRASTRUCTURE

 n2s 

STACK Infrastructure 

Meet the 2024 Judging Panel

FAQs

How will I know you've received my submission?

If you're unsure whether we've received your submission, please contact l.fullarton@closerstillmedia.com for further assistance.

When will I know if I've been shortlisted?

Shortlisting notifications will be sent out to all entrants via email on 9th February. The shortlist announcement will also be posted on our official website.

If you are shortlisted, detailed instructions and additional information about the next steps in the awards process will be provided via further email communication.

What happens if I don't make the shortlist?

All entrants will be contacted with our submission shortlist via email on 9th February, detailing the successful entrants and submissions. 

While not making the shortlist can be disappointing, we encourage you to consider submitting again in the future. 

When does the awards ceremony take place?

The Data Centre World Awards ceremony will take place in the Awards Arena (DCW3) at 4pm on 6th March 2024, taking place at ExCeL London. 

We encourage all shortlisted participants to mark the ceremony date in their calendars and stay tuned for further announcements regarding the event. We look forward to seeing you all there.

NEW: Categories in 2024

NEW FOR 2024: Data Centre Security Award
Recognises exceptional efforts in safeguarding data centre environments against evolving security threats. Entrants should demonstrate innovative security measures, risk mitigation strategies, and robust protocols that ensure the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of critical data and systems.
 

Special Contribution to Improving Energy Efficiency
Recognises outstanding achievements in boosting data centre efficiency through innovative strategies, products, or design principles. Entrants should showcase measurable improvements in efficiency, resulting in a more eco-friendly and cost-effective data centre operation, aligning with sustainability and resource optimisation trends.
 

Most Successfully Delivered Data Centre
Celebrates projects that stand out for their groundbreaking approaches, teamwork, and efficiency, resulting in reduced total cost of ownership and accelerated time from concept to operation. Emphasis is placed on innovation and streamlined delivery processes, which are vital for meeting the agile demands of modern technology development. Recognition will be given to projects that demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion in their execution.
 

Green Data Centre of the Year
Honours data centre facilities that excel in reducing their carbon footprint by integrating design and operational practices that prioritise emissions reduction, recycling, reusability, and sustainability. The winner should embody a zero-carbon approach throughout its lifecycle, showcasing a commitment to environmental responsibility within the tech industry.
 

Best Data Centre Operator
Recognises data centres that consistently meet Service Level Agreements (SLAs) while upholding resilience and performance standards. Entrants must demonstrate a comprehensive approach to continuous service delivery, legislative compliance, and performance optimisation. Extra recognition will be given to operators that foster an inclusive and diverse workforce.

NEW FOR 2024: Best Reuse or Recycling of Products, Energy, or Data Centre Infrastructure
Celebrates initiatives that demonstrate outstanding achievements in reusing, recycling, or repurposing data centre products, energy, or infrastructure. Entrants should showcase creative solutions that minimise waste, extend the lifecycle of resources, and contribute to a more sustainable and secure technology landscape.
 

Environmental Product of the Year
Highlights innovative products or developments that contribute to a greener data centre environment by either minimising emissions or reducing waste. Focus is placed on extending product lifecycles and making tangible improvements to sustainability, which directly addresses the growing emphasis on eco-friendly solutions.
 

Special Contribution to Improving Resilience through Innovation
Acknowledges pioneers who enhance data centre resilience through inventive strategies, system designs, or configurations. Entrants should provide evidence of improved resilience and reliability in their installations, supporting the dynamic landscape of technology advancements.
 

Best Talent Developer
Recognises exceptional efforts in nurturing and enhancing talent within the data centre industry. Entrants must showcase comprehensive plans for recruitment, training, and retention, aligning with industry standards and demands. Special acknowledgment will be given to talent development programmes that emphasise diversity, equity, and inclusion, creating an environment that welcomes and supports a wide range of individuals.


Innovation Product of the Year
Spotlights pioneering products or developments that positively impact various data centre aspects, such as emissions reduction, cost efficiency, or waste reduction. Innovation should be demonstrated through measurable improvements in these areas, supporting the ongoing evolution of technology trends.

CONTACT THE TEAM ABOUT THE AWARDS:

Sponsorship & General Enquiries

Rabinder Aulakh
Portfolio Director
r.aulakh@closerstillmedia.com
+44 (0) 20 7348 5770 | +44 (0) 7956 591 322 
 

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